We are pleased to announce the new season of main stage shows for 2018-2019.

Special thanks to Flat Egg Productions and our volunteer models.

The season continues Indoors at Greystone hall.

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The Ohio Shakespeare Festival Production of:

Shakespeare in Love

Adapted for the stage by Lee hall

Based on the Screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard

Music by Paddy Cunneen

Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonia Friedman Productions, directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Ormerod

Directed by Nancy Cates

November 30 - December 16, 2018

8:00 Thursdays-Saturdays

2:00 Sundays

Our Generous Show Sponsors:

Jane Bond & Jim Wagner

Joe Abraham

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Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing –Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

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The Lion in Winter

By james Goldman

Directed by Nancy Cates

February 22 - March 10, 2019

8:00 Thursdays-Saturdays

2:00 Sundays

Our Generous Show Sponsors:

Gretchen Hallerberg

Bevan & Tia Haynes

It’s Christmas in 1183, during the reign of King Henry II of England. The royal family has gathered at Henry’s palace in France. But this is no Hallmark family Christmas—Henry and Eleanor disagree on almost everything—especially on which of their three sons will succeed to the throne. Between these two spitfire monarchs, the French royalty, and the scheming sons, it’s hard to tell who will win this battle of wits and wills. Royal machinations and family feuds are at their peak in this dramatic and clever comedy.

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Music & Lyrics by Sherman Edwards

Book by Peter Stone

Directed by Nancy Cates

April 12 - May 5, 2019

8:00 Thursdays-Saturdays

2:00 Sundays

Our Generous Show Sponsors:

In honor of Diana L. Stadelman

A funny, insightful, and compelling musical with a striking score and legendary script. It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence... if only the founding fathers can agree to do it!  John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia attempt to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history, and in this gender-diverse production, comes to new life.